How stupid can one be to lick the top of an ice cream punnet and put it back on the shelf? Well she faces up to $10,000 fine and/or 20 years prison for ‘malicious food tampering.‘
Although the Japanese have found lots of similar numbskulls (often staff) which has been termed ‘baito tero’ (casual staff terrorism). Such disgusting acts have been conducted in some famous restaurant brands.
Sukiya is a famous Japanese fast food restaurant which serves beef rice bowls like Yoshinoya and Matsuya. One chef put the soup ladle to his crotch.
Or sushi restaurant, Kurazushi which competes with chains like Sushiro. A chef threw raw fish into a rubbish bin, retrieved it and put back on the chopping board. It is unsure if it was served or not.
Or the Big Echo karaoke chain staff member who put fried chicken on the floor before putting in the deep fryer.
Or a Family Mart cashier who licked products before putting into a bag. Family Mart is a famous convenience store chain in Japan like 7-ELEVEN and Lawson.
Or an izakaya restaurant where staff washed socks in an industrial dishwasher.
Sadly, idiocy is a global phenomenon.